Jacob of Edessa

633 - 708

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Jacob of Edessa (or James of Edessa) (Syriac: ܝܥܩܘܒ ܐܘܪܗܝܐ, romanized: Yaʿqub Urhoyo) (c. 640 – 5 June 708) was Bishop of Edessa and prominent Christian writer in Classical Syriac language, also known as one of earliest Syriac grammarians. In various works, he treated theological, liturgical, canonical, philosophical and historical subjects, and contributed significantly to scholarly and literary development of Syriac Christianity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacob of Edessa has received more than 40,145 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Jacob of Edessa is the 3,540th most popular writer, the 121st most popular biography from Syria and the 15th most popular Syrian Writer.

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Among writers, Jacob of Edessa ranks 3,540 out of 5,794Before him are Ivanka Trump, Erri De Luca, José Cadalso, Sigbjørn Obstfelder, Olaf Bull, and Maxwell Anderson. After him are Yusuf Idris, Bernard Pivot, Nossis, Radclyffe Hall, Elena Văcărescu, and Charlie Kaufman.

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Among people born in 633, Jacob of Edessa ranks 1 Among people deceased in 708, Jacob of Edessa ranks 3Before him are Pope Sisinnius and Drogo of Champagne.

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In Syria

Among people born in Syria, Jacob of Edessa ranks 121 out of 158Before him are Jean Carzou (1907), Émile Eddé (1883), Gregory Peter XX Ghabroyan (1934), Maryana Marrash (1848), Soraya Tarzi (1899), and Ben-Hadad I (-1000). After him are Muhammad Naji al-Otari (1944), Riad al-Asaad (1961), Khalid Bakdash (1912), Rafik Schami (1946), Zakaria Tamer (1931), and Francis Marrash (1837).

Among WRITERS In Syria

Among writers born in Syria, Jacob of Edessa ranks 15Before him are Abu Tammam (788), Cassius Longinus (213), Alciphron (200), Ahmad ibn Arabshah (1389), John Moschus (550), and Maryana Marrash (1848). After him are Rafik Schami (1946), Zakaria Tamer (1931), Francis Marrash (1837), and Wafa Sultan (1958).